Progressions Rationale

While programs for each of the years 1 to 6 are integrated to address curriculum requirements across the WhatWhen content and skills strands, the progressions describe the sequential development of each of the content and skills strands over all primary school years. The WhatWhen progressions are supplementary to both the WhatWhen programs and to existing

Links Rationale

When logged in, members have access to the links between documents (Year levels in the Overview and Units in the Program and Planning Unit Directory), and to the hover links to ACARA Content Descriptions and NSW Syllabus Outcomes indicated by the ? icon. The document links simply provide short cuts between documents without returning to

Requirements Register Rationale

Content Description Registers for each year level provide spaces for identifying the program units specifically addressing those ACARA Content Descriptions.  At login, Whatwhen program unit numbers appear  in these registers as an example. The Registers can then be individualised and adjusted  by replacing these with user- specific unit identification. Notable inclusions in the suggested WhatWhen

Planning Unit Rationale

Program Planning Units are provided as alternatives to the format within the year Program.  These are suggested presentation formats specifically developed for integrated units, for teachers to build their particular plans and lessons into the explorations of the program. The Planning Units are accessed from either the Program or the Planning Unit Directory.  The Planning Unit

Program Rationale

The programs each provide a sequence of explorations addressing the curriculum requirements for the entire year. Teacher planning within each unit or exploration may be needed only on a term by term basis or as designated by individual schools. It is emphasised that WhatWhen presents just one arrangement of ACARA requirements into programs for Year

Overview Rationale

The Overview aims to identify curriculum focal points at a glance, thus providing focus and direction of the curriculum requirements for English both within each school year level and through all year levels 1 to 6. Such awareness of focus and direction may assist in efficiency, reinforcement and clarity of program delivery. For example, the

Headings Rationale

The ACARA Year Level Descriptions advocate a program that is integrated and balanced across the strands of Literature, Language and Literacy.  Further, the Year Level Descriptions identify literary texts and genres to be enjoyed, explored, discussed and analysed within each year level. Such explorations include studying the language forms and structures. The development of student